October Retrospective

We’re reminiscing over what a great October it has been for us. We started the month with a group of developers moving in-house to work on an exciting project for a client.

A bunch of us got together on a Saturday for a great cause. We were recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the state. We had great times over food & drinks with our entire team at our quarterly All Hands... and finally, we hosted two great seminars.

Justin Graham gave his first seminar on Developing a Test Strategy earlier in october and our CTO Will Iverson led the discussion on Managing an Agile Portfolio last week.

As we look forward to November, we’d like to share the next two seminars we've lined up.

Our first seminar for November will feature Faith Cooley, who will present Organizational Design for Effective Software Development on November 6th.

According to Faith, “It is often relatively easy to solve technical problems, [but] it is harder to solve organizational problems.”

Scenarios could include teams that are functioning in less than an optimal manner – in turn, this consumes budgets, impacts a lead or manager’s ability to deliver, and leaves everyone exhausted.

She will share easily executable ideas on how to improve cross training on teams, how leads can create well-rounded actionable reviews for their employees, and will give tips on how to have corrective conversations with team members.

Finally, later in the month, Gabe Hicks will cover Continuous Delivery Maturity. Be on the lookout for more info as we get closer to that event.

We can’t wait to see how November will shape up for us. More importantly we’re hoping you will take part in sharing some of those moments with us!